HYDERABAD: Hailing the unity of the country despite all its diversities, vice-president M Hamid Ansari has said the open-mindedness and cohesion would promote social cooperation among people. "What is unique about us is that we celebrate our diversity. According to one official authoritative survey, there are something like 4,693 communities in India. Each community has a distinctive identity but nobody says that every individual community should not have an identity. "The greatness of our land, our system is we accept that identity and we can still stand as one and say we are Indians. This requires not only a cultural moulding of the mind but also of a commitment. The commitment is to each other," he said. Ansari was speaking after inaugurating the golden jubilee celebrations of the 'Kshatriya Seva Samiti- Andhra Pradesh held at Shilpakala Vedika here on Friday.
Appreciating the services rendered by the Samiti during the last 50 years in various areas like education, Ansari said others need to be inspired by them. Applauding the Kshatriya community for being in the forefront for its contribution to society, governor ESL Narasimhan, who was also present at the function hoped that every organisation would provide such initiatives to the community, which is the true essence of dharma. AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh who is associated with the samithi and has helped bring together different sabhas and samithis of the Kshatriya class, asserted that the idea had always been to keep politics out of social work.